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Friday, February 2, 2018.



Birthdays


1502 Damiao de Gis, Portuguese humanist scholar
1583 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
1595 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
1600 Gabriel Naud, France, librarian (Mazarin Library)
1649 Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)
1650 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress/mistress (King Charles II)
1669 Louis Marchand, composer
1714 Gottfried August Homilius, composer
1748 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
1754 Talleyrand, French statesman & diplomat.
1754 Talleyrand, French statesman & diplomat.
1773 Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek, composer
1780 Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
1802 Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
1803 Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1804 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
1813 Jzsef Etvs, Hungarian Minister of Education (1848)
1815 Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1817 John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
1817 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer
1820 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
1827 Abner Monroe Perrin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1827 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
1835 Luigi Manzotti, Milano, ballet choreographer
1840 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
1844 Leander Schlegel, composer
1847 Jules Franois Blasini, Curaaos pianist/composer
1850 Carel V Gerritsen, Dutch free thinker
1852 Hmid Abdlhak, Istanbul, Turkish romantic poet/playwright
1852 Teunis Stoel, actor/director (Small Theater, Rotterdam)
1856 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer
1857 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
1859 Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
1861 Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
1861 Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22)
1861 Solomon R Guggenheim, philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC)
1873 Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
1873 Johan P earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
1873 Leopold Fall, Austria, operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
1875 Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)
1875 Fritz Kreisler, Vienna Austria, violinist/composer
1878 Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
1881 Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)
1882 James Joyce
1882 James Joyce
1882 James Joyce
1882 James Joyce
1882 James Joyce
1882 James Joyce, Ire, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
1882 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
1883 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
1884 Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
1884 S Z Sakall, Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca)
1885 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
1886 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
1886 William R Bent, writer
1888 Candelario Huizar, composer
1888 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)
1890 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
1891 Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
1891 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
1895 George S Halas, [Papa Bear], end/coach (Bears), co-founder NFL
1896 Jane Wilde, writer
1898 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
1899 Benny Rubin, Boston Mass, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show)
1900 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
1901 Connie Gilchrist, Bkln NY, actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)
1901 Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
1902 Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)
1903 Frank McGrath, Mound City Mo, actor (Wagon Train)
1904 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
1904 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
1905 Ayn Rand
1905 Ayn Rand
1905 Ayn Rand
1905 Ayn Rand
1905 Ayn Rand
1905 Ayn Rand, writer (Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead)
1905 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer
1906 Gale Gordon
1906 Gale Gordon
1906 Gale Gordon
1906 Gale Gordon
1906 Gale Gordon
1907 Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
1908 Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)
1908 Cal Tinney, Okla, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
1908 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, Calif, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)/actor
1908 Pavel Sivic, composer
1908 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer
1909 Franc Albertson, Fergus Falls MN, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams)
1910 Charlotte Auerbach, computer Pioneer/Mathematician
1910 Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
1911 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
1911 Johan J "Jussi" Bjrling, Swedish tenor
1912 Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
1912 Burton Lane, composer
1912 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox)
1915 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
1918 Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
1919 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
1919 Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
1920 An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
1923 James Dickey
1923 James Dickey
1923 James Dickey
1923 James Dickey
1923 James Dickey
1923 Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
1923 Bonita Granville, NYC, actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger)
1923 James Dickey, Atlanta, poet/actor (Deliverance)
1923 Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, Tx, journlist/author (WNBC, NY Daily News)
1923 Peter Fowler, physicist
1924 Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
1925 David Abell Wood, priest
1925 Michel Paul Philippot, composer
1926 Elaine Stritch, Detroit Mich, actress (My Sister Eileen, Company)
1926 Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
1926 Nydia M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)
1926 Valry Giscard d'Estaing, pres of France (1974-81)
1926 Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
1927 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
1927 Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
1927 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer
1927 Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey)
1928 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
1928 Howard Caine, Nashville Tn, actor (Californians)
1928 Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
1929 Reiner Bredemeyer, composer
1931 Andreas "Andries" van Agt, Dutch premier (CDA, 1977-82)
1932 Robert Mandan, Clever Mo, actor (Chester-Soap, James-3's a Crowd)
1934 [Clyde] Skip Batten, LA Calif, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
1937 Tom Smothers
1937 Tom Smothers
1937 Tom Smothers
1937 Tom Smothers
1937 Tom Smothers
1937 Martina Arroyo, NYC, opera soprano (NY Met)
1937 Tom Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial)
1939 Rachel English, London, author (My 1st 500)
1940 Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
1940 Martina Arroyo, NYC, soprano
1940 Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
1941 Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
1942 Graham Nash
1942 Graham Nash
1942 Graham Nash
1942 Graham Nash
1942 Graham Nash
1942 Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
1942 Bo Hopkins, Greenville SC, actor (Dynasty, Doc Elliot, Rockford Files)
1942 Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
1943 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
1944 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
1944 Katherine Crawford, LA Calif, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings)
1944 Ursula Oppens, NYC, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC)
1945 Ronnie Goodson, rocker
1946 Farrah Fawcett, Texas, actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed)
1946 Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
1947 Farrah Fawcett
1947 Farrah Fawcett
1947 Farrah Fawcett
1947 Farrah Fawcett
1947 Farrah Fawcett
1947 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
1947 Derek Shulman, rocker
1947 Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
1948 Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
1948 Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
1948 Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
1949 Brent Spiner, andriod
1949 Brent Spiner, andriod
1949 Brent Spiner, andriod
1949 Brent Spiner, andriod
1949 Brent Spiner, andriod
1949 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
1949 Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey-Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
1949 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
1949 Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1950 Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
1950 Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
1951 Alphonso Johnson, jazz bassist
1951 Kim Zimmer, Mich, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live)
1952 Simon MacCorkindale, Cambridge Engl, actor (Jaws 3, MacBeth) [or 2/12]
1953 James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
1953 Penny Pulz, LPGA golfer
1954 Christie Brinkley
1954 Christie Brinkley
1954 Christie Brinkley
1954 Christie Brinkley
1954 Christie Brinkley
1954 Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)
1954 Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
1955 Brent Spiner, Houston TX, actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation)
1955 Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
1957 Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
1957 Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwukee WI, playmate (Feb, 1980)
1958 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
1958 Holly Hunter, Conyers Ga, actress (Broadcast News, Once Around)
1960 Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)
1960 Lee Chill, Cleveland Ohio, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr)
1961 Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
1962 Ben Testerman, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star
1962 Michael T Weiss, Chicago, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives)
1963 Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
1963 Stephen McGann, Liverpool England, actor (Catherine the Great)
1965 Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (SD Chargers, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1966 Andrei Chesnokov, Russia, tennis star
1966 Bob Alan Estes, Graham TX, PGA golfer (1994 Texas Open)
1966 Tony Plourde, Chibougamau Quebec, sabre (Olympics-96)
1966 Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
1968 Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class yachter (Olympics-96)
1968 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1968 Scott Erickson, Long Beach CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Balt Orioles)
1968 Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1968 Steve Henson, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
1968 Ventson Donelson, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1969 Ijaz Ahmed Jr, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1995)
1969 Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
1969 Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1970 Chris Luneburg, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
1970 Diego Martos, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1970 Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
1970 Ivan Vukov, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1971 Ken Dilger, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
1972 Charlie Williams, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
1972 Ivan Droppa, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, NHL defenseman (Chicago)
1972 Lance Brown, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1973 Jose White, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Minn Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1973 Radka Bobkova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth)
1973 Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
1973 Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 David Buck, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1974 Jeff Cassar, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)
1975 Macey Brooks, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1975 Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1976 Steven Dewick, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 Annabel Ellwood, Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC)
1979 Brandee Dawn McCoskey, Miss Alaska Teen USA (1996)
1979 Lindsay Langston, Modesto Calif, archer (Olympics-1996)
1979 Petra Cada, Prague Czech, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics-96)
1992 Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd
2338 Data, android character on Star Trek Next Generation

Events


Groundhog Day. Good Morning Punxatawney Phil!
Groundhog Day. Good Morning Punxatawney Phil!
506 King Alarik II of Visigoten delegates Lex Romania Visigothorum out
962 Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor
1032 Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy
1119 Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II
1141 Battle at Lincoln: King Stephen captured
1461 2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrian defeat Yorkists
1536 Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires
1550 English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset, freed
1633 M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano," premieres in Rome
1637 Zorilla's "El ms Impropio Verdugo Para Las," premieres in Madrid
1653 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later NYC)
1709 British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"
1714 Nicholas Rowe's "tragedy of Jane Shore," premieres in London
1731 Georg F Hndels opera "Poro," premieres in London
1732 King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
1742 British Walpole govt resigns
1762 Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London
1795 Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres
1798 Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
1802 1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25)
1811 Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF
1823 Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
1829 Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does 60,000 damage
1843 US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose govt committee
1848 Mexico sells California, New Mexico and Arizona to the USA.
1848 First shipload of Chinese immigrants arrive in San Francisco.
1848 Mexico sells California, New Mexico and Arizona to the USA.
1848 First shipload of Chinese immigrants arrive in San Francisco.
1848 1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF
1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million
1852 1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London)
1852 Alexandre Dumas Jr's "Le Dame aux Camlias," premieres in Paris
1854 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"
1863 Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time
1864 -Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida
1869 James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade
1870 Cardiff Giant (supposed petrified human) proved to be gypsum
1870 Mark Twain, 34, marries Olivia Langdon in Elmira, NY
1876 National Baseball League formed with 8 teams.
1876 National Baseball League formed with 8 teams.
1876 Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
1878 Greece declares war on Turkey
1880 SS Strathleven arrives in London with first successful shipment of frozen mutton from Australia.
1880 SS Strathleven arrives in London with first successful shipment of frozen mutton from Australia.
1880 SS Strathleven arrives in London with 1st Australian frozen mutton
1882 Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn
1892 Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
1892 Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Aust SCG
1892 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
1893 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ
1894 US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
1900 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
1901 Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
1904 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey
1906 Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
1909 Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
1912 Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
1913 NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
1913 NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
1914 James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu," premieres in NYC
1919 Monarchist riot in Portugal
1920 Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace)
1920 France occupies (German) Memel territory
1920 Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence
1922 It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22
1922 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)
1923 Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
1923 US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries
1924 International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
1925 Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
1925 Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
1925 NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
1926 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours
1927 Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita," premieres in NYC
1927 Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC
1931 1st siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students
1931 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
1932 Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)
1932 Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
1932 Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83)
1932 Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
1933 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament
1933 Gring bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany
1933 Ucicky's "Rotten Morning," premieres in Berlin
1934 Dutch RC Bishops warn against fascism/nazism
1935 Lie detector 1st used in court (Portage Wisc)
1940 Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)
1942 LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans
1942 US auto factories switch from commercial to war production
1943 Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army
1943 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
1943 German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad, turning point of WW II
1944 4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands
1944 Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory
1944 Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
1944 Edward Chodorov's "Decision," premieres in NYC
1945 Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp
1946 "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
1948 President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
1949 1st 45 RPM record released
1949 Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
1950 "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances
1950 1st broadcast of "What's My Line," on CBS-TV
1951 -35F (-37C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1954 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
1954 Pres Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)
1954 Snow falls on Gibraltar
1955 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC
1956 Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
1957 "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
1957 Liz Taylor's 3rd marriage (Mike Todd)
1957 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
1958 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open
1958 Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic
1958 WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
1959 Buddy Holly's last performance
1959 Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers
1960 Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss
1961 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
1962 Eight of the planets line up for the first time in 400 years.
1962 Eight of the planets line up for the first time in 400 years.
1962 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
1962 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
1964 GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
1964 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
1964 Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame
1965 Joe Ortons "Loot," premieres in Brighton
1967 Bolivia adopts its constitution
1967 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
1968 Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed
1969 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
1970 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
1971 Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
1972 Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs & William Harridge selected for Hall of Fame
1972 Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," premieres in London
1973 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
1973 James R Schlesinger, becomes 9th director of CIA (until July)
1973 Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA
1973 Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington
1974 Barbra Striesand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"
1974 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
1974 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
1975 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea Ethiopia
1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1975 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
1975 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
1976 "Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV
1976 "Rich Little Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1976 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame
1977 Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
1977 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
1977 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
1980 FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors
1982 "Late Night with David Letterman" premieres on NBC
1982 Govt troops & Moslem-fundamentalists battle in Hamah Syria
1982 San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead
1983 Chicago Absp Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
1983 Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals
1984 8th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards
1984 Lebanese army fight in Beirut
1985 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 perfs
1986 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1986 Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India
1986 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
1986 Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
1987 KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
1987 Philippines adopts constitution
1988 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney
1989 0F (-18C) or below in 15 US states
1989 FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's National Party leader
1989 NL announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president
1990 Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt
1990 South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
1991 Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington
1991 NH snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56
1991 US postage is raised from 25 to 29
1992 Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
1992 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)
1992 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
1992 IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)
1992 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)
1992 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15
1993 Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
1993 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)
1995 "Moliere Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances
1995 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
1995 US space shuttle Discovery launched
1996 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
1997 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
1997 Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am
1997 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)
1997 Royal Caribbean Senior Golf Classic
1998 Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose
1998 Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board

That's All....

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